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The Secret To Clean Water Might Lie Inside Tomorrow’s Computers

In 2014, the United Nations estimated that 3.5 billion people across the globe were living with sub-standard access to potable water, of which 768 million had almost no regular access at all. With many areas of the world in drought, governments are resigning themselves to a future of developing large-scale water infrastructure projects, including energy efficient treatment and desalination plants. But what if the secret to clean water could be found not through better desalination, but by hacking an atomic scale material that is already projected to be the building block of the computers of tomorrow? 

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